New gear for net­ballers

Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - RHYS CHAMBERLAIN

Clyde net­ballers reckon if they ‘‘look sharp, they play bet­ter’’ and now that they have new bibs and balls, the teams are keen to go on a win­ning run.

Clyde Pri­mary School was re­cently the re­cip­i­ent of new net­ball equip­ment through the ANZ Dream De­liv­ery na­tional pro­mo­tion.

Net­baller Emma Rees, 12, said it was ‘‘re­ally good’’ to get some new ‘‘grippy’’ balls and thought they would def­i­nitely play bet­ter.

School­mate Avie Mor­gan, 8, said they had only lost twice this sea­son and now that they had new gear, they would be an even tougher op­po­nent.

The school had three ju­nior teams and a se­nior team com­pris­ing 36 play­ers which com­peted in the Cen­tral Otago pri­mary schools’ com­pe­ti­tion on a Satur­day.

Coach Ni­cola Blanch said be­fore they were pro­vided with new equip­ment, she made some of the net­ball bibs for the girls, so it was great to have some new ones.

Blanch en­tered the school net­ballers in the pro­mo­tion and it was the first time they had won.

‘‘We’ve been us­ing makeshift bibs to com­plete the kit. Our balls have seen bet­ter days so this new equip­ment is such great tim­ing.’’

ANZ head of spon­sor­ship Sue McGre­gor said they were proud to sup­port net­ball at all levels.

RHYS CHAMBERLAIN

Avie Mor­gan, 8, El­lie King, 9, Macken­zie Blanch, 10, and Emma Rees, 12, with Adrienne Brem­ner, Ni­cola Blanch and Doug White.

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